You can damage your eyes in mere seconds during the solar eclipse
On August 21, as the moon slips between the Earth and the sun, millions of people around the United States will look skyward to watch the one-in-100 year event.
Many will be tempted to look at the sun with their naked eyes. In fact, it’s often tempting to look at the sun, to challenge yourself to do something strictly forbidden by parents, teachers, and doctors.
But in this particular instance, it’s forbidden for a reason.
Even though a total solar eclipse will effectively blot out all of the sun’s light during totality, the powerful light from our closest star can still cause eye damage in a matter of seconds during the partial phases of the eclipse, according to optometrist James Vann. Read more…